Compact radiation sources based on laser-driven plasma waves

D.A. Jaroszynski, M. P. Anania, C. Aniculaesei, G. Battaglia, E. Brunetti, S. Chen, S. Cipiccia, B. Ersfeld, D. Reboredo Gil, D.W. Grant, P. Grant, M.S. Hur, L.I. Inigo Gamiz, T. Kang, K. Kokurewicz, A. Kornaszewski, W. Li, A. Maitrallain, G.G. Manahan, A. Noble & 10 others L.R. Reid, M. Shahzad, R. Spesyvtsev, A. Subiel, M.P. Tooley, G. Vieux, S.M. Wiggins, G.H. Welsh, S.R. Yoffe, X. Yang

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Abstract

Here we explore ways of transforming laser radiation into incoherent and coherent electromagnetic radiation using laser- driven plasma waves. We present several examples based on the laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA) and show that the electron beam and radiation from the LWFA has several unique characteristics compared with conventional devices. We show that the energy spread can be much smaller than 1% at 130-150 MeV. This makes LWFAs useful tools for scientists undertaking time resolved probing of matter subject to stimuli. They also make excellent imaging tools. We present ex- perimental evidence that ultra-short XUV pulses, as short as 30 fs, are produced directly from an undulator driven by a LWFA, due to the electron bunches having a duration of a few femtoseconds. By extending the electron energy to 1 GeV, and for 1-2 fs duration pulses of 2 nm radiation peak powers of several MW per pC can be produced. The increased charge at higher electron energies will increase the peak power to GW levels, making the LWFA driven synchrotron an extremely useful source with a spectral range extending into the water window. With the reduction in size afforded by using LWFA driven radiation sources, and with the predicted advances in laser stability and repletion rate, ultra-short pulse radiation sources should become more affordable and widely used, which could change the way science is done.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXII International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications
EditorsPaolo Di Lazzaro
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages6
Volume11042
ISBN (Electronic)9781510627512
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2019

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plasma waves
radiation sources
accelerators
lasers
coherent electromagnetic radiation
laser stability
electron radiation
pulses
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high energy electrons
synchrotrons
pulse duration
laser beams
electron beams
electron energy
radiation
water
electrons

Keywords

  • plasma
  • laser wakefield accelerators
  • free electron lasers
  • high power lasers
  • radiation sources
  • femtosecond XUV radiation

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Jaroszynski, D. A., Anania, M. P., Aniculaesei, C., Battaglia, G., Brunetti, E., Chen, S., ... Yang, X. (2019). Compact radiation sources based on laser-driven plasma waves. In P. Di Lazzaro (Ed.), XXII International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications (Vol. 11042). [110420Y] Bellingham, WA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2522929
Jaroszynski, D.A. ; Anania, M. P. ; Aniculaesei, C. ; Battaglia, G. ; Brunetti, E. ; Chen, S. ; Cipiccia, S. ; Ersfeld, B. ; Reboredo Gil, D. ; Grant, D.W. ; Grant, P. ; Hur, M.S. ; Inigo Gamiz, L.I. ; Kang, T. ; Kokurewicz, K. ; Kornaszewski, A. ; Li, W. ; Maitrallain, A. ; Manahan, G.G. ; Noble, A. ; Reid, L.R. ; Shahzad, M. ; Spesyvtsev, R. ; Subiel, A. ; Tooley, M.P. ; Vieux, G. ; Wiggins, S.M. ; Welsh, G.H. ; Yoffe, S.R. ; Yang, X. / Compact radiation sources based on laser-driven plasma waves. XXII International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications. editor / Paolo Di Lazzaro. Vol. 11042 Bellingham, WA, 2019.
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Jaroszynski DA, Anania MP, Aniculaesei C, Battaglia G, Brunetti E, Chen S et al. Compact radiation sources based on laser-driven plasma waves. In Di Lazzaro P, editor, XXII International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications. Vol. 11042. Bellingham, WA. 2019. 110420Y https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2522929